Originally posted by link626
but hey. as long as the CD's are readable, who cares right?
i will test some cd's i burnt when i got this drive 1.5 years ago.
if they are still 100% readable, I guess i could care less about the 50000+ C1 errors.
To be frank, i still dont really believe that higher error disk prone to go bad over time more than lower ones. It is just that if it's scratched, with more C1C2 intact it may be able to correct more than those with so much errors already.
When disks go bad over time, usually it is because of its chemical. If CD itself is rotten, it will take out so much good data with it. No amount of C1C2 will help.
Of course, better chemical, sealed and quality material will make CDs last longer. Crappy burn (full of C1) on TYs, probably last longer than good burn on cheapo discs. Maybe somebody can explain to me more, if i have this wrong.
That's why i don't mind using cheap CD (save money) and try to get acceptable burn quality out of it. Always not great C1 but work well enough for me. So far disks gone bad on me mostly causes by my marker, temp in my car, scratches and my crappy handling.